Visiting Turkish First Lady, Emine Erdogan has commended her Ghanaian counterpart, Dr Lordina Mahama for the numerous philanthropic activities being undertaken to help make life better for the underprivileged in society.
She made the recommendation when her outfit with support from the Turkish Corporation and coordination Agency (TIKA) through the Lordina foundation which Ghana’s first lady heads, donated a wide range of items to some vulnerable groups in the country.
The YWCA Kayayei project, greater Accra Region, Akoto vocational training institute, Volta region and our lady of Fatima Vocational training institute, Sampa Brong Ahafo region, received 10 industrial machines, 10 over lock machines, 7 hand machines, 16 sewing kits and 14 press button covers each while 80 pupils from the state school for the deaf at Adjei kojo in the Tema West constituency received a set of hearing aid each to help improve their hearing ability and educational kits.
The Osu children’s home, one of the seven orphanages mothered by the first lady received their fair share of the items.
A deep freezer, an industrial washing machine, toys, snacks among others were donated to the home.
Emine Erdogan who is visiting Ghana for the first time praised Ghanaians for their warm hospitality and pledged to work towards strengthening the bilateral relations between the two countries.
She assured of her country’s support for Ghana’s Educational, Production and infrastructural sectors.
For her part, Ghana’s First Lady, Dr Lordina Mahama was appreciative of the gesture by her Turkish counterpart.
She noted that the donation will go a long way to improve the training and education of the beneficiaries.
She urged the recipients to make good use of the items.